Originally Posted by JohnG
Great shots. HOnestly it looks like a french fry (notice the square end).
I thought so too. Maybe someone has been picnicking by the river. That won't last the winter, either, but it might draw ants or other insects, which could be eaten! That is what Acorn Woodpeckers do - there is a wasp that lays eggs in the stored acorns and the woodpeckers eat the grubs.
Great shots as usual, Roger, but the bird gets some credit for being so photogenic!